[NL2-NL10] NL 5 AQo vs reraise from unknown

    • oedipa
      oedipa
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.07.2009 Posts: 127
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG2:
      $1,28
      MP2:
      $2,22
      Hero:
      $1,07
      BU:
      $2,65

      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:diamond: , A:club:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0,05, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,05, Hero raises to $0,30, CO folds, BU raises to $0,55, 4 folds, Hero calls $0,25.

      Flop: ($1,27) A:heart: , 5:spade: , 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,52 (All-In), BU calls $0,52.

      Turn: ($2,31) T:diamond:
      River: ($2,31) 6:heart: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $2,31

      I don't like the way I played the hand very much.
      Should I have folded preflop?
  • 2 replies
    • redindian77
      redindian77
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 45
      In sss you hardly ever find yourself in a position where it is possible to call preflop and this isn't one.

      IMO the right play here is to play bet/shove as we will mostly be ahead of his range (I can imagine NL5 is rather loose as well). According to the basic articles when raised behind by an unknown, you can shove AQ if your remaining stack : original raise is betwen 4:1 and 2.5:1.

      so ship it preflop!

      regards
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey oedipa,

      best way is to stick to the strategy which says to continue only with TT+/AK when there's a raise behind you. So, fold preflop. You could also think about pushing all-in if you think you have the needed equity against BU 3-bet range, but that's more advanced. However, never call preflop with SSS.

      As played, you have to push flop.

      Regards,
      burek2000